Police Beat

Alex Garday

A Facilities Management employee found a wet wallet on the west side of University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., on Tuesday morning.

The employee, who speaks only Russian, gave the wallet to his supervisor, who turned in the wallet to the University of Arizona Police Department. The supervisor told an officer the wallet may have lay out in the rain overnight because it was still quite wet.

Police performed a records check to find a phone number for the wallet’s owner, and the check returned with a phone number for a man’s parents in Buckeye. The officer called to leave a message but was cut off by an answering machine.

The officer then called Blockbuster, where the man works, and asked if the employees could tell the man that UAPD had his wallet. Employees said they would pass on the message.

Police responded to a vehicle collision in the parking lot of the Lunar Planetary Laboratory, 1629 E. University Blvd., on Tuesday at noon.

The officer met with a man who had parked his 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 in front of the lab’s main entrance. The man said he went inside to deliver a package, and then another man driving a UA work truck backed out of a parking lot and struck the Mercedes.

There was no damage to the rear bumper of the UA truck, but there was major damage to the front right fender of the Mercedes, so much that it was not drivable.

A tow truck came to take away the Mercedes.

Police responded to the Engineering building, 1127 E. James. E. Rogers Way, when a man reported finding property of a weird nature at 6:31 a.m. Tuesday.

The man called police because he found two glass vials containing a clear liquid, eight empty plastic syringes and tube toppers on the north side of the building.

Police collected the vials and empty syringes and transported them to the UAPD station, 1852 E. First St., where they were placed into property.

Someone stole a woman’s church parking pass from her car Oct. 1 near East Fourth Street and North Park Avenue.

The woman called UAPD to report that she parked her red 2000 Volkswagen Beetle on the north side of East Fourth Street between Tyndall and Park avenues.

The UA and the United Methodist Church share this parking area.

When the woman returned to car 11 hours later, she noticed her church parking pass was gone from the car and that she had been given a ticket from Parking and Transportation Services.

She told officers there were no signs of forced entry on the car and that nothing else was taken.

A man reported his wallet being lost or stolen while he was at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., on Oct. 1.

The man told officers he was playing basketball inside the Rec Center and left his belongings in one area of the courts but was not sure where exactly he left them.

His wallet was a black bi-fold Gucci wallet with a silver button on one of the corners. Inside the wallet was a Bank of America credit card, a Chase debit card, Advantage credit card, $250 cash, his wife’s Costco card and a temporary Rec Center pass.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Police discovered graffiti near the Arizona State Museum North, 1013 E. University Blvd., on Sept. 30.

While on bicycle patrol, an officer found graffiti on the sidewalk on the southwest side of the museum. The marking was approximately 20 yards north of the blue emergency callbox, 1 foot by 1 foot in area and done in black and white paint.

The graffiti depicted the stencil of a human face being held by hands, with the phrase “”Don’t talk about it, Be about it”” written underneath, according to reports.

The dollar amount of the damage is unknown. Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu.